|Improv:21 - The Texture of Sound: An Informance with Zeena Parkins - ROVA:Arts|
Recorded on November 28, 2007, at the Marsh, in San Francisco, Derk Richardson interviews composer and performer Zeena Parkins before a live audience, as part of Rova:Arts Improv:21 series of informances. Parkins begins with a description of her musical education, starting with her acceptance to Detroit’s famous performing arts institution, Cass Technical High School. Already an accomplished pianist with dreams of a classical concert career, Parkins suddenly found herself assigned to also lear...
Keywords: Improv:21; Zeena Parkins; Interview; Music; Electro-Acoustic; Electronic
|Improv:21 - An Informance with Bob Ostertag - ROVA:Arts|
As part of the Improv:21 series sponsored by ROVA:Arts, Derk Richardson interviews composer, performer, author, and musical theoretician Bob Ostertag, before a live audience at the San Francisco Museum of Performance & Design Performing Arts Library, on May 27, 2007. Ostertag concentrates his remarks on the evolution of electronic music, what constitutes a performance, and the inherent tension between body and machine...
Keywords: Improv:21; ROVA; Lecture; Panel Discussion; Electro-Acoustic; Electronic
|Improv:21 - Machines and Others: An Informance with Chris Brown & Tim Perkis - ROVA:Arts|
Recorded on April 9, 2007 at the San Francisco Performance Library, Derk Richardson engages Chris Brown and Tim Perkis in a discussion, before a live audience, about the processes and challenges of improvising electronic music. Both early pioneers of computer music, Brown and Perkis have been performing improvised electronic and electro-acoustic music since the late 1970s, and at various times have performed in such groups as the League of Automatic Music Composers, The Hub, Rova:Orkestrova, and...
Keywords: Improv:21; Lecture; Panel Discussion; Computer Music; Electronic; Electro-Acoustic; Tim Perkis; Chris Brown; Improvisation
|Other Minds Festival 15: Panel Discussion 2 - Other Minds|
The second night of the 15th Other Minds Festival of New Music (OM 15) began with a panel discussion with some of the composers and performers featured in that night’s concert, held on March 5, 2010. Joining moderator Charles Amirkhanian on stage were, the electro-acoustic composer Natasha Barrett, Polish composer Paweł Mykietyn, and jazz legends Kidd Jordan and Warren Smith. Barrett describes how she blends, carefully, spatially placed natural sounds, spoken monologues, and electronic music,...
Keywords: Other Minds Festival; OM 15; New Music; Lecture; Panel Discussion; Electro-Acoustic; Electronic; Jazz
|Improv:21 - Plants Make Music!: An Informance with Miya Masaoka - ROVA:Arts|
Derk Richardson interviews Japanese-American koto player, composer, and performance artist Miya Masaoka during a live informance recorded on March 8, 2006 at the 21 Grand in Oakland Ca., After an aborted attempt to get the technology to work for her “Pieces for Plants”, in which electrodes pick up voltages from a number of plants, which are then used to trigger musical events, Masaoka instead performs an improvisation for koto and electronics...
Keywords: ROVA; Improv:21; Miya Masaoka; Derk Richardson; Interview and Music; Free Improvisation; Electro-Acoustic; Electronic
|Other Minds Festival 15: Concert 2 - Other Minds|
The second concert of the 15th Other Minds Festival of New Music (OM 15) was held in San Francisco on March 5, 2010. In typical OM fashion the concert was a mix of both the old and the young, the established and the new. The evening featured two spatially immersive tape pieces by the young English composer Natasha Barrett, who incorporates ambient sounds, fragments of text, and carefully placed electronic sounds in her engaging acoustamitic compositions...
Keywords: Other Minds Festival; OM 15; New Music; Electro-Acoustic; Electronic; 21st Century Classical; Music
|OM 18: Panel Discussion & Concert 3 - Other Minds|
The third and concluding concert of the 18th Other Minds Festival of New Music (OM 18), held on March 2, 2013, began with a panel discussion featuring the night’s composers and some of the performers. The discussion moderated by Other Minds Executive and Artistic Director Charles Amirkhanian begins with Canadian composer Aaron Gervais discussing his new composition “Work Around the World,” which is the third in a series of compositions that feature as their text one word in translated into...
Keywords: Other Minds; Other Minds Festival of New Music; OM 18; :Lecture; Panel discussion; New music; 21st century music; Electro-acoustic; Video Art; Electronic music; Improvisation
|OM 18: Panel Discussion & Concert 2 - Other Minds|
The second concert of the 18th Other Minds Festival of New Music (OM 18), held on March 1, 2013, began with the traditional informative panel discussion featuring many of the nights composers and performers. Joining Other Minds Executive and Artistic Director Charles Amirkhanian on stage was Dohee Lee, Mattias Petersson, Anna Petrini, and Craig Taborn. The Korean composer and performance artist Dohee Lee talks about her home on Jeju Island and how her work is inspired by her grandmother’s risk...
Keywords: Other Minds; Other Minds Festival of New Music; OM 18; :Lecture; Panel discussion; New music; 21st century music; Electro-acoustic; Recorder music; Electronic music; Piano music